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littler, tro! ii?* stx-roed to convey ?? more potent
rouser., ?rimn h?- ridded, m n whisper ' J'or J
?nj/.r? ',???, r'ij? S?.-i r. I'ft OuiwtAb?'. '? .i
' 'IVrrit?!* doom! Tili.* .-i-ea^u.-,
?. ?:vi?.j ii.s root*. " v-?!!-.} bim, d?sap|<eAi'?ii to
Ao? ?.'ii >?- .f nouioiv. Tl: > g"?ni* M? lift bo?
hl..! ?- finally au m ?' th' inJsi busy, as
? : . ?.Ntv~woui-*j'?: tfi&t !:.> inmates,
ii?-.\ f. out h\ the hr*, '.vere force 1 to .ibatidou
li . . : i? tho\ to revel i:. its contents.
Quit . ;:(<?ii-t .ii?..? . i ..Wi*/-wile ?.!;?!! guard
ii>? . -ask-s tu? pi>?v*rb. Itt half the
niiit.oM^sf <.....?-, ?.h..- '.?'m |.i - .. : .led for th?*
ci:.sVw-pv. <?..- ....t!i>,i.- . !.. !,*..yt ...:.;??" plunder-.
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i.v. ??f.> tia-.'.-i.. i." .H ;.._).!.?.... ...ow,
I he a* j.. Hf?' I rinj?.tWtv ..oiitia???W t?? j??.?
in f.* .'....i..1 j.ii^nf.'. Ti.o M?.-*Jncxu-obs
?tn il . j . .. ..i :.K .i, it w th? opinion oi mont
. . ? : ?r? e''ii*-ilv i-?.*?*?'? i i jut, vu- men ol
II d'?'.? r.ssw-m L'sijirTu'--probably the ex?
j '.f. throtipb a -or . . ..se, of training, o':
Oi: '. . rvrr ..it.?is, ?crf?da">t?:i.-.g fi:.:lly at hing?
S"t??g ? ?Vth.-r plaCfS >?? meutal ar.il moral
traiisi.gf. Tre V\ '.-?t .?.: men,,iaokidiug the
a a. -. portion ???' the illinois and Iowa,
??.-i'h?-f s.' d' >.:.? .'ii-, nor so unscrupulous
* trequent?y fa' .:ui ?ii.d respectful; and,
. ? JI ii \vou?rt-b? ar.fV to sesert that many
.j ' ouses ?viii. ? s-.tj- .tj tb* sack MW ?ire,,
their ftatety tv ?ho prefenc: or tito ?Von .
,ji:y of eoaidioi f'ifse i-m:. ?^idcr o? spe?di
ralicer khaii t?K l?at;Ki?; nun, rougi; ond|
s perhaps, they lucked equally tho i:nt$v.-(
doli pr?tention, pomposity and titter i uti if- j
aw ?*rr.h, hi"ji..Jtv and sbem*. whivh'
*-. nguaAveUhe imusr. ..Shit we mu*f. r?tr?w,
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ltf ra?y he well ;?. rema;-'. xM\\ Thedh-'dplitio \
ot the ehji-'liy uren thr'r ri rfc*., ??iitran.-o in:*1
the .iry\\vi.s"pei:;'..-.-t.;-.n.i no'-1 ...hi.irablv. ThJ;v
\:?,. ?.o di.wrder c-r ?rr?*guhiiiire ?..?? the line eil
mareh; showing that thr-i* "itv.-' i had^them-j
C'?? p!'.;e!y in hjvtid. Thc^ a tint looking ;
hvf.j cf ..Men, uinstiy yoting HM', of v!i.roi-..>ijs ?
fi ii well cia 1 Mid W' ? ..hod, neeniiiigl\"
.i in t in g j HT nothing. Their s mr* and accoutre- j
n . :->. wi-re in bright order. The uegroes j
ac-otnpn:iying there Were cot. Dunierous.'ucd
seemed mostly to act sedrudges and body ?-..; . i
v Ki.e I'huy groomed horde's waited, carried
bu ns, and,, in aitupti ?every iris ta nee ittrtl*-. r
tit! j v appeared in a purely servile, and iiOt
a - i ifary, eapac^ly. The men of thc VV est
tittle i Hi*m eeTieraUy*with scorn or in nuer
>"?i*;9, sometimes barshTy, aiid not nufrerjucittly
v al? bh"1'?. .Most of those escaping frotu them
r t- ih'.fr depart'.'re-^iiiid they have been ?
: h rx -rou^-express themselves sufficiently satis-: j
?K : waft theil ttj-ict taste ct Yankee t at-rnity.
xi the march of the enemy into town
hr-jd w hile Ott doty, Was indicative "of admira:
bl? drill end discipline, such ceased to be the
":??--e if c IT. CT eut they were dismissed. .Then,
?.'"?>' h :r by tncit perrnissioo or direoi ?*om
.. J. 1? '.?f whole depor:nHent nnderweat a
. ---./.< t; ri iipH ebacgft Ti'edemooK* ast|<Ar
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I nalia soon began. We bar? shown th?? tho
! robbery ol th? person* of tho eHiaoao and tho
(.'under of .their houses commenced withis one
hour after.ihey had reached the Market liait,
j lt continued without interruption throughout
.Ihe day? Sheinmn, at. the head of Iiis cavalry,
traversed the streets everywhere-so did his"
Lumcju-yet they saw nothing to rebuk* or
resflHn. Subsequently, these officer* wct*o
I everywhere on foot,^ et beheld nothing which
1required the interposition of authority*. Rob?
bery was going on at every cu;uer-in every
house-yet there' was no censure, no puniah
nienf> Cit izenOgenerally applied for a guard
'ii th*::.r st?versHisus?s, sah for a tis:* ii.???
[guard* wer?5 a.hfttcd theil). They consisted
I usually of twp soldiers--a sergeant and a
[private. These might be-fjiilitui or not lit
Iso??., eases, aa already stated, they were? aud
j "Iv;, ung respectful; considerat e of tho claims
of women, aud never trespassing upon th??
privacy of the family; but, lu hali the number
of cases at least, they were iulrusive, tumult?
ing and treacherous-leaving uo privacy un
disturbed, passing without a word ?alu ih<
chambers and prying into ever? crevice ami
corner. They were BO many spies set upon tb?
homestead!, to become pluudeiera 'w-hen th?
..banco waa afforded them; and, failing in op
portunity to make it, by fixing the dw^l.ing
ti, concert w ?th their mn, rude* without, mid
nib r (.-spelling tile inmate*, Hwough t&? terror
Ihey^aspirtd, proceeding.t* ihe work of pi!
Inge without embarmssmeat ir":u any (faartel
liut th?; reign uf terror dni^not fairly beiri:
til n.'ght. tn Mime iimtaiiJ?.?>, wh.-ic paru?.
complain**1, ol' the misrule and robbery, thci
gi. ifds ? t?> them, with':i_ ehuckle: .?'I bis i
nothing. Wait till to night, ifnd you'd <e
!i-lil * 51 ell it was, aud these wr?<tcii<.**i th
1 ii- IBMI .? all let loosel
Among the ?ir^t tiree at -evening was \>ii
shoi.t .?Utk, which broke out ina filthy pn
ii J o? low houses, of wood, ?i? Uclvaia'str?*?'
(sc? "ipied mostly ns brothels. Almost nt. ?
?...'.>; time, .i budy ot' ihe enemy scattered <>v.
. .. llastern outskirt*, of th?; eily, fired sc*
:; , iy th? dwellings of Mr. Secretary Trenboii
Ceil, W t?d?* Hampton, Ur. Johu Wallace, J. 1
Adams, Mrs.Stark?*, Mr. Latta, Mr6. English ai
many others. There^were then some twent
tires in fui! blast, io as many different qa a
tors, r-t nearly the tame moment; and whit? tl
alarm rounded freux these quartets, a aimil
alarm was scut up almost simultaneously fr?
Codon Town, the INortbermcst limit of tl
eily, and from Aluin ulreet ia its verv centi
at tba several stores cr house? of O. Z. Ba*
C. D. Euerhardt and sonna others, io- the bet
uf the most densely settled portion of tho ton
thu* enveloping in flamee almost ever* oeeti
of ?he devoted city. At this period, thoa eat
in thc evening, there were few ?bows of'tb
drunkenness ichica prevailed at a late hoar
the night,nod only alter all the grocery' ohs
on Maia etreet had been rifled. The wrote!
i engaged is tb** sppoioW imaoturfm m
??m ?p ? n ,
< $ w ? . #. ? , - s .. ,. - Jj
well preparad with oH the appliances essential
to ?heir wo*. Thar did not seed the torch.
They carr?ed-w?th thei?, tV?m hooio to house,
pots and vessels eon raining oom rum libio liquid;:,
composed probably of phosphorus au?! otli^r
similar agents, turpeatine, die; and. withbalii)
of eottou saturated in this liquid, with which
they also overspread doors and walls, they
conveyed the flames with wonderful rapidity
(rom dwelling to dwelling. Each bad hil
ready boa of Lucifer matches, and, with s
serape upon' the .walla, the flames begau te
rage. Where hoares were closely contiguous,
a brand from ?ne was the mesas of eonvcjiof
?t.'iii u*?tuu t? ?.lie wilier. ,
The winds favored the demons. They had
been high throughout the day, and eteadilj
prevailed from South-west bj West? and bert
lite flame? Eastward. To this faot we ow? tu<
preservation of the portions of the city ly ms
West of Assembly street. Tho houses vat thu
quarter being mostly of bombie dimension)
and app aranee, held forth no- iodacemeuio ti
thc plunderers, ?nd, indeed, they found sui?
eient employment for all thtir numbera io th
more wealthy aud fashionable portions of thi
city. To the abondance of tho spoils io the*
quarters, whieh gare employment to all, w
owe those dwellings whieh were saye^ an
pouibly to' thia and their subs?quent ?f?atS?
ness, we owt the soiety af our women.
The work, bagan tons vigorously, toent o
wilyun., inip??imsot and with hourly morea*
of fury throughout the night. What remains
from the morning of eugiues and hose, wet
brought ou t by the a remen, but these wer
soon drivu.i from their labors-which were ii
deer:' idle against ?ucb a ftortu ?vf tire-by tb
f.?rtina?iioai hoAiiliiy of Ce incendiaries. Hf.
stiles -.?.-er ; tumbled over un J disabled, the ho?
.va? henii to pieces,'and .he firemen, dreadio
w?vri? Ufjgc to themselves, lei? tho field io di
sj >a? i\ *j CHU v. hii?^, th-, daunts fcpread from sid
u? side, from J?oat tv? rv^r, from street i
-.ir el, :i.ui >v:?- -? th^.." HU'.-...-ul and iaevitabl
,irt?gr?ts wrta to . eiow for the ?leiuons who ha
Kindled them, they heipad tuent on by th? a]
plication.of fresh combustibles aa?i more rapi
agencies oi conflagration. By midnight, ?lui
ctrdet, hom it? .Northern to its Southern e:
tremity, was a solid ?ail of ti rn. Byfl 1
o'clock, the great blo?*-k?; which included tl
batiking houses aud th? Treasury building
were consumad; Janoey'efCeogaree) aud Mi?
cr to n's Hotel*- tho magnificent mauufaeiori
of EvanS dc CogawelW-iodeed; every larj
block in the business portion of the city; tl
old Capitol and all the adjaoant buildings we
in rains. The range eaUed th? "Grantic" w
beginning to flam? at 12, and might have bei
saved by ten vigor?os men, resolutely wockia
if there had beaa a v/LL far it among the en
my or if oar own tira-flea had bees permitw
Ab oas o'clock, the boor waa struck by t
dook of the Market HaiL wluau?was evan th
i?OHlta%sd Irs? within. It woo tte ova h